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An Anthology of Chancery English (e-texts of numerous bureaucratic writing samples, from the John H. Fisher, et. al 1984 edition) (Electronic Text Center, U. of Virginia)
BOOKHAD: Support for Nationwide Research in Book History and Book Design (links up 6 library centers with major holdings in the history of the book) (U. of the Arts, London)
The British Book Trades 1710-1777: an index of masters and apprentices recorded in the Inland Revenue registers at the Public Record Office, Kew (searchable database) (Ian Maxted, Devon County COuncil)
The British book trades 1775-1787: an index to insurance policies (database, in the Exeter Working Papers in British Book Trade History series) (Ian Maxted, Devon County Council)
Exeter Working Papers in British Book Trade History (homepage, with lists of papers, arranged by topic, on the UK, but with a focus on Southwest England) (Ian Maxted, Devon County Council)
BBTI: The British Book Trade Index ("an index of the names and brief biographical details and trade details of people who worked in the book trade in England and Wales and who were trading by 1851") (U. Birmingham)
British Association of Paper Historians (archived articles, overview of paper history, news, links, and more) (Durham, UK)
Centre for the History of the Book (homepage, with journal files, links to other sites, and relevant news) (Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, U. of Edinburgh)
Ian Maxted A History of the Book in Devon (articles, arranged by period) (Devon County Council)
The English Emblem Book Project (large repository of emblem books; presents facismile pages, some clickable to to show the text associated with each emblem) (Penn State U.)
HoBo: The site formerly known as History of the Book @ Oxford ("Dedicated webspace for History of the Book events and resources throughout the UK") (Ian Gadd, Oxford U.)
Library History Database: The British Isles to 1850 (includes statistical information arranged by topic and region, data on, currently, 27,000 libraries across Britain, plus links, and more) (Robin Alston, U. College, London)
he London Book Trades of the Later 18th Century (articles and statistics) (Victor Berch and Ian Maxted, Devon COunty Council)
SBTI: Scottish Book Trade Index (National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh)
UK Print History
Caxton's Chaucer (offers full e-texts of Caxton's 2 prints, along with biographical background, and more) (the British Library, London, UK)
English Caricature Prints: 1720-1820 (virtual exhibit, with text by Edward Hammond) (Haley and Steele, Boston, MA)
The Lifeof Thomas Gent: Printer of York, 1693-1778 (e-text of 1832 edition of Gent's autobiography, plus biographical info) (Thorn Gent)
William Hogarth and 18th-Century Print Culture (virtual exhibit, wtih sections on techinque, theatricality, physiogonbomy, politics, and more) (Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections, Northwestern U.)
The London Gazette (selected online issues of the Restoration-era gazette) (Electronic Historical Publications)
William Morris
Founders of the Arts and Crafts Movement (anthology of primary sources, taken from W. Morris, W. Crane, O. Wilde and other key players in the Arts and Crafts movement, along with links) (J.R. Burrows and Company, Rockland, MA)
Saul Blumenthal (Massachusetts I. of Technology) The Kelmscott Chaucer (virtual exhibit, within the Print and the Book e-exhibit)
William Morris and His Circle (virtual exhibit, with articles and images, with sections on Morris's art, socialism, the history of his press, and more) (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, U. Texas, Austin)
William Morris (biography, with bibliography, especially of Morris's literary career) (Camelot Project, U. Rochester)
The Noble Craftsmen We Promote: Roots of Arts and Crafts (virtual exhibit page, focused on Morris and Ruskin and their influence on American theries of design) (Carlson Library, U. Toledo)
William Morris Why I Am a Socialist (1896) (excerpt, within Fordham U.'s Modern history Sourcebook) (Paul Halsall, U. North Florida)
The Pursuit of the Ideal: The Life and Art of William Morris (virtual exhibit, with sections on Writings, Socialism, the Kelmscott Press, and biography) (Special Collections Library, U. Michigan
William Morris Home Society 
William Morris (U. Toronto)
Newspaper readership in south west England: an analysis of the Flindell's Western Luminary subscribers list of 1815 (database, in the Exeter Working Papers in British Book Trade History series) (Ian Maxted, Devon County Council)
RSVP: Research Society for Victorian Periodicals (society info, links) (
Lynne M. Fors (U. Illinois Library) Chez La Veuve: Women Printers in Great Britain 1475-1700 (virtual exhibit, with images and articles)
Imperial Views, Colonial Subjects: Victorian Periodicals and the Empire (images and text from a 1999 exhibition at the Sterling Memorial Library) (Yale U.)
Lynne M. Fors (U. Illinois Library) Chez La Veuve: Women Printers in Great Britain 1475-1700 (virtual exhibit, with images and articles)

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